Tuesday 23 December 2014

Papaya Tropical Delight

Papaya Tropical Delight
Papaya (பப்பாளிப் பழம்) is an easily available fruit that has a sweeter and slightly musky taste. This healthy fruit is rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C, A and folic acid, minerals and dietary fiber. Papaya is believed to aid digestion, prevent constipation, improve immunity, lower cholesterol levels and protect skin. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Papaya is often included in the weight-loss diet owing to its high fiber content. This fruit can be eaten raw, or in the form of salad or juice. Papaya tropical delight has a refreshing taste. Give it a try!

Papaya (பப்பாளிப் பழம்) – peeled, cored, 2 teacups or 400ml measure
Sugar – 2 tablespoons (adjust to taste)
Dates – deseeded, 5 no
Cardamom – small, 1 no
Honey – 2 teaspoons
Cashew nuts – 1 no, grated (optional)

Papaya Tropical Delight topped with honey and cashew gratings
Method: Remove cardamom seeds and powder finely using the mortar and pestle. Wash, peel and remove the seeds of the papaya. Cut the flesh into small cubes. Blend papaya pieces, dates, cardamom powder and sugar with 2 teacups (400ml) of water and crushed ice into a thick puree using the mixer-grinder. Pour into two glasses. Top it with honey and cashew gratings. Serve immediately. 

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